Rishabh Pant made his Test debut against England in the ongoing match at Trent Bridge and became the 291 player to don the Indian Test jersey. Pant did not take much time to register his name in the record books on his debut match as he became the first Indian to score his first run in Test cricket by a sixer. The 20-year old smashed Adil Rashid to six on the second ball he played in the match, he left Rashid shocked by the way he picked up his googly and hit him out of the boundary.
The young wicketkeeper made his way in the Test team by replacing Dinesh Karthik who performed poorly with bat in previous two Test at Edgbaston and Lord's. Karthik performance behind the stumps was also not up to the mark in the series.
India vs England: Tendulkar lauds Team India's intent at Trent Bridge, wants Rishabh Pant to set the platform
Pant is an interesting prospect for Indian cricket and has the capability to make a name of his own in world cricket. Indian legends of the game Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly also heaped praises for the young gun on the Twitter.
What I liked in this innings was the intent shown by our batsmen and the front foot defense against the English pacers was solid. Wonderful partnership by @imVkohli and @ajinkyarahane88. @RishabPant777 should continue being positive and set the platform. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/HCsfZJgSwS— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 18, 2018
Rishabh pant excites me ..I hope he scores a big one ..has so much time and uncomplicated technique ..good luck— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 18, 2018
Some Cricket fans also went crazy on Twitter after Pant scintillating six on the second ball of debut Test inning.
Rishab Pant batting at No 7, and Six of the second ball!
His Batting Stance reminds me of Adam Gilchrist of the old!😇
Remember Gilly use to bat at No 7 for Aus in Test Matches!@gilly381
Way to go Pant! @RishabPant777 #INDvENG— Ashwin Krishnan (@iamashhhwin94) August 18, 2018
Incredible! Rishab Pant's first scoring shot in Test cricket was a six, off the second ball that he faced. The youngster looked very good. I wish him the best for a big innings. India did well on the first day. They should push hard and win the Trent Bridge Test.— Indra Vikram Singh (@IVRajpipla) August 19, 2018
Name - Rishab Pant— Dhoni ♡ (@Aditya__17) August 18, 2018
Job - Start an inning with Six !!
Earlier on the day one of third Test match at Trent Bridge Indian captain Virat Kohli (97) and Ajinkya Rahane (81) put on 159 for the fourth wicket to help India to 307-6 in its first innings at stumps on the first day of the third test.
The groundwork at Trent Bridge was laid by Lokesh Rahul (23) and the recalled Shikhar Dhawan (35), who saw off the new ball with an opening stand of 60.